The Oxford Ramble
Songs and tunes of Oxfordshire

Magpie Lane



What the critics have said...
'A fascinating collection,' 
Jim Lloyd, BBC radio presenter, Folk on Two

'Consistently interesting and enjoyable,' 
Nick Beale, reviewer, Folk Roots magazine

'A beautiful evocation of a county which embodies most aspects of the English rural idyll ... Cello, flute, pipe and tabor all enrich some perfect playing and the voices are just as good as good can be,' 
Jon Sims, reviewer, Folk on Tap magazine

'The band obviously have a real love for their material. The songs and tunes are played with great gusto and the acapella numbers are note-perfect. The enthusiasm is infectious and I found myself, at the end of side two, wanting to play the whole album again.' 
Wayne Stote, reviewer,Rock 'n' Reel magazine.

'The music and songs are all performed with a deep respect for the material, retaining the traditional flavour completely ... Will prove a delight to lovers of traditional English music and song,' 
Folkwrite magazine

'This CD has considerable charm and interest. It shows Oxfordshire folk music to be in very good health, and ... sturdy enough to survive into the next century as a living rather than an antiquarian style,' 
Colin Matthew, historian, Oxford Magazine

'The whole album hangs together beautifully,'
Ashley Hutchings, founder member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band

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